FILE PHOTO: Swimming – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Video games – Girls’s 100m Freestyle – Last – Optus Aquatic Centre – Gold Coast, Australia – April 9, 2018. Bronte Campbell of Australia reacts. REUTERS/David Grey
July 14, 2021
(Reuters) – Australian freestyle swimmer Bronte Campbell is relishing her return to Olympic competitors in Tokyo later this month and expects the Video games to be extra unpredictable than ever after the COVID-19 pandemic worn out worldwide occasions.
Campbell was a part of Australia’s gold medal-winning 4x100m freestyle relay workforce in 2016 and can be collaborating in her third Olympics at Tokyo.
“I feel the shortage of worldwide competitors means it will be extra unpredictable than ever,” Campbell advised Information Corp media.
“I feel it will make it one of the thrilling Olympics you may have ever seen as a result of a lot can change in a 12 months.
“We actually don’t know what will occur in any given race, which is strictly how I prefer it.”
Campbell, a former 50m freestyle world champion, will swim within the relays in Tokyo and whereas the 2020 Olympics can be a Video games like no different she stated exterior elements mattered little when swimmers hit the water.
“It’s all the time thrilling once you stroll into the world for the primary time and see the blocks and the water you might be about to compete in – I like that greater than something, so I’m positive when the time comes we are going to all elevate,” she stated.
“On the finish of the day the Olympics are simply one other swim meet, the water doesn’t change, the lanes don’t change, the distances we swim don’t change.
“In my expertise each Olympics has been fully completely different from the one earlier than it, I’m unsure there’s very a lot the identical that carries over, particularly this time round.”
(Reporting by Michael Church in Hong Kong, Enhancing by Peter Rutherford)